The Utah Jazz is allegedly trying to fast-track deals involving Donovan Mitchell with the New York Knicks looming as the likely landing spot.

Moreover, it appears that the Jazz wants to get a Donovan Mitchell trade done before training camp opens on Sept. 26. This is understandable since Utah wants to make sure that all players focused on the 2022-23 NBA season are aligned and accounted for.

This was the take of Brian Windhorst of ESPN on his Hoop Collective podcast. He added that Utah is also rushing things while also seeing just how serious the Knicks are in their interest in the All-Star guard.

Looking at what the Knicks are offering, it remains to be seen how New York can still sweeten the pot. Already reportedly included in the potential trade are Obi Toppin, Evan Fournier and five first-round picks.

RJ Barrett was mentioned although Utah is allegedly more inclined to get more unprotected picks in any deal for Mitchell.

Other than the Knicks, other teams have been pulling out one by one. That list includes the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat.

Of the two, Tyler Herro is the player the Heat will build around to land Mitchell. But similar to the demand from the Knicks, Utah appears bent on stacking up future picks on the roster.

A workaround could see Miami and Utah adding a third team to the mix. So far, no team has been mentioned as a possible third partner in talks.

Other than the Knicks, it appears Utah may have no other alternative NBA team who will engage in trade talks for Donovan Mitchell. With training camps just weeks away, it all depends on whether New York will add more assets to the deal for all teams concerned to buckle down and prepare for the coming NBA season.

Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz dribbles against RJ Barrett #9 of the New York Knicks
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz dribbles against RJ Barrett #9 of the New York Knicks Getty Images | Sarah Stier

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